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- Carolina has inked Phil Di Giuseppe to a one-year, two-way contract.
- Kris Letang (neck) expects to be ready for the 2017-18 season.
- Reilly Smith feels fortunate to have some familiar faces with him on the Vegas Golden Knights.
- Evan Rodrigues has signed a two-year contract worth a total of $1.3 million.
- J. T. Compher is projected to play a larger role with the Avalanche this season.
- Sabres' Evan Rodrigues: Signs two-year deal
- Oliver Bjorkstrand hopes to stay with the Blue Jackets for the entire year in 2017-18.
- Oscar Klefbom will likely be leaned on heavily at the start of the 2017-18 season due to an injury to Andrej Sekera.
- Edmonton bench boss Todd McLellan expects to have a "very motivated" Ryan Strome this season.
- Oilers coach Todd McLellan isn't worried that Leon Draisaitl still needs a new contract.
- Keith Yandle is optimistic and eager to get going for the 2017-18 campaign.
- Connor Jones has signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Islanders.
- Islanders' Connor Jones: Inks one-year deal
- Ryan McDonagh is excited to be paired with Kevin Shattenkirk in 2017-18.
- Filip Chytil is expected to play in the Czech League with HC Zlin or with the North Bay Battalion of the OHL next season.
- Tyler Bozak is unlikely to be dealt to the Rangers, according to Larry Brooks of the New York Post.
- Andrei Markov will not be back with the Canadiens in 2017-18.
- Connor McDavid is disappointed that the NHL won't be participating in the Winter Olympics in South Korea next year.
- Minnesota has had initial contract talks with Marcus Foligno.
- Markov, who has spent 16 years of service time exclusively with the Canadiens, officially will not return with the club for the 2017-18 season.
- Minnesota hopes to sign restricted free agent Mikael Granlund soon to avoid going to arbitration.
- Nino Niederreiter's arbitration hearing is scheduled for August 3, but Minnesota hopes to have a new deal worked out before that happens.
- Larry Brooks of the New York Post believes that Nick Holden might be used as trade bait for the Rangers.
- Kevin Hayes could center New York's second line in 2017-18.
- Cody Franson may receive a camp invite from the Chicago Blackhawks, presumably on a tryout contract, if he doesn't get a deal elsewhere.
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